This week, the main talking point in the world of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is Oracle giving OpenOffice.org to the Apache foundation. There has been interesting developments for Ubuntu as well. Let us take a look at some of the most the important FOSS news of the week.

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With Linux 3.0 on its way, the Debian developers have decided to move the Debian Wheezy development from Linux 2.6 to Linux 3.0.

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Earlier today, Linux announced the release of Linux 3.0 RC. This puts to rest the speculation over whether the next version will be 2.8 or 3.0 after Linus revealed that he is ending Linux 2.6.x series.

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This week, we saw a lot of releases ranging from the release of Fedora 15 “Lovelock” to Puppy Linux Wary 5.1.2. Here are the main events that took place this week in the world of Free and Open Source Software.

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The first beta of the KDE Software Compilation 4.7 has been released. In this article, we look at the new features introduced in the new release.

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Fedora 15 “Lovelock” has been released. Here is a look at the new features that has made it to the release.

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Linux Torvalds has announced the release of Linux 2.6.39. Here is a brief look at some important new features.

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Linux is often considered as a geeky OS when compared to Windows and Mac OS X, however, over the past few years it has become much more easier to use and almost emulates a desktop environment which is similar to Windows and Mac.

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Today, Lubuntu has been finally accepted as an official Ubuntu derivative. Lubuntu is based on the Ubuntu core while using a very light weight desktop environment – LXDE.

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In the GNOME mailing list, Deja Dup developer, Michael Terry, has announced that it has been included by default in Ubuntu 11.10.

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Today the KDE team has released the third maintenance of KDE SC 4.6. The release – KDE SC 4.6.3 – is a minor update and brings with it only bug fixes and translation updates. KDE SC 4.6 includes updates to Plasma Desktop and Netbook workspaces, the KDE Applications and the KDE Frameworks. There are no […]

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Situations like these happen when tech giants make money by using and modifying Open Source code in their products. It becomes extremely important to review these codes for any possible patent infringement and watch out for scavengers like these.

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Two days ago, Mandriva 2011 Beta 2 was released and in the release, the Mandriva developers have decided to go with LibreOffice rather than OpenOffice.org.

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Today the first beta of Fedora 15, codenamed “Lovelock” has been released. This is a very important release for the Fedora 15 development cycle because it represents the final feature list that will make it to Fedora 15.

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Do your friends ask you for help with their PC? Do you get tired of making little road-trips to provide them with your help? The answers to this problem have been around for a long time. Here’s one of my favorite solutions.

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